Aethelred II - Leofthegn -
Northumbria, Æthelred II (c. 841-843-849/50), Styca, Phase IIc, ‘Special Motifs’, Leofthegn, +EDILRED RE, central cross, pellets in angles, rev. LEOF | DEG | N, across field, the N retrograde, animal prancing right, looking back, triquetra to right of head, motif (2a/S6), 1.00g (Styca Supplement plate coin; SCBI 69, 973 this coin; North 187; Spink 866 plate coin). An iconic rarity of the Styca series.
Images and selected text reproduced by kind permission of Spink and Son Ltd, London, auction 21050, The Tony Abramson Collection of Dark Age Coinage - Part II - Northumbria, March 18th 2021, lot #505. Provenance: T Webb Ware, April 1991.